So today is the first Advent Day. Since I like the advent season very much, with all the small and big secrets and especially the many delicious sweets (We bears love everything sweet!),it is a nice day for me. The only thing that does not fit is the December weather here in the Ore Mountains. The day before yesterday we had ice rain, so we could not even leave the house without falling onto our noses. Today it is dingy grey, foggy and damp. The weather is simply not pleasant at all.
Therefore I thought I would make my own nice weather. My photographer still had a few pictures of this year’s really golden autumn, which I would like to show you with pleasure.
They are taken directly on the crest of the Ore Mountains in about 900 meters height, at the end of October. I have not yet experienced such an intensely colorful autumn as in this year. The birch and larch trees shone in strong yellow-orange tones. Together with the contrast of red rowan berries and the dark green of the spruces this day was simply wonderful.
We also visited a geological speciality on this sunny day – The basalt fan at the mountain named Hirtstein. The Hirtstein, with its basalt coating on the summit, is a typical mountain for the upper Erzgebirge and is located near the small village Satzung.
Typical for basalt formation is that the columns grow in cooling lava, usually in a vertical structure, parallel to each other. The fan-like structure is very rare and can only be seen as strikingly as on the Hirtstein in three other places worldwide.
Take the sun of autumn with you into the Advent and look forward to Christmas.
Your very ferocious Grizzly